linux install gnome-dekstop error keyword “msgctxt”

I use Linux Centos 5.3 at my computer. I try to install gnome-dekstop-2.30.0.tar.bz2 at my system. To install this source, I use steps:

  1. Ekstract source, I use command:  tar jxvf gnome-desktop-2.30.0.tar.bz2
  2. cd  gnome-desktop-2.30.0
  3. configure source, I use command : ./configure –prefix=/opt/gnome/
  4. make

I get error message when executed make command.

bn.po:174: keyword "msgctxt" unknown
bn.po:174:8: parse error
/usr/bin/msgfmt: found 2 fatal errors
make[2]: *** [bn.gmo] Error 1

This error happen because Centos 5.3 have gettext version is too old. If we want  check gettext version in linux, we can use command :

msgfmt –version

and we get output from this command :

msgfmt (GNU gettext-tools) 0.14.6

To solve this problem, I will install gettext-0.17.0. To install this source, I use steps:

  1. Download  gettext-0.17.0.tar.gz
  2. Ekstract source, tar zxvf gettext-0.17.0.tar.gz
  3. cd gettext-0.17.0
  4. ./configure –prefix=/opt/gnome/
  5. make
  6. make install
  7. copy gettext original (as backup). I use command : mv /usr/bin/msgfmt /usr/bin/msgfmtold
  8. copy gettext new compiled. I use command : cp /opt/gnome/bin/msgfmt /usr/bin/
  9. check new version of gettext. Use command : msgfmt –version

We must add library path from gettext to my system, so linux can detect new library from source compiled. Edit your ~/.bashrc and add following text  at bottom from this file:

export GNOME_INST=/opt/gnome
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:$GNOME_INST/lib
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:$GNOME_INST/lib/pkgconfig
export PATH=$PATH:$GNOME_INST/bin

After this step, you must restart or logoff your system and repeat to install gnome-desktop.

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